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Archived News Release from 2011

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Street Improvements on Veterans Blvd., E. Bayshore Road Scheduled to Begin in July

Redwood City, CA - June 23, 2011 - As part of its roadway preventative maintenance program, Redwood City is about to start road resurfacing projects on:

  • Veterans Boulevard between Whipple Avenue and Chestnut Street
  • East Bayshore Road between Seaport Boulevard and Haven Avenue

This will provide smoother, safer, improved roadways - but will cause some inconvenience to residents and motorists in these areas during the work. In addition to the roadway surface improvements, both Veterans and East Bayshore will be striped with new bicycle lanes. The work is scheduled to begin mid-July, and will be completed in approximately ten weeks.

The total cost of this roadway improvement project is approximately $1.4 million. Redwood City has received nearly $950,000 in grants from the Federal Surface Transportation Program to pay for about two-thirds of the project, with the remainder funded with “Measure A” transportation funds.

Neighbors are being notified of specific scheduling and details of the work, and appropriate “No Parking” signage is being installed. The short-term inconvenience consists of a requirement to keep cars off the street during certain portions of the work. The City will take all reasonable measures to minimize the impact of construction activity in neighborhoods, though some inconvenience is unavoidable. Motorists should expect periodic lane closures, detours, some dust, and temporary parking restrictions during construction. All roadway users are asked to be particularly cautious during construction. If possible, motorists should use alternate routes during the work in order to avoid delays.

Overall work hours will be 7:30 am until 4 pm, but due to traffic concerns certain major work elements may be completed at night. Veterans Boulevard will remain open to traffic in both directions at all times during construction. During major work, East Bayshore Road will be under one-way traffic control with flaggers to stop traffic so that opposing vehicles may pass. Appropriate signage will be posted in the area.

In general, the process for this resurfacing project will involve two phases, Prep Work and Overlay:

  • Prep Work – repair failed areas and low spots, and remove weeds;
  • Overlay – loose material will be swept up, and a two inch layer of new asphalt will be placed on top of the existing surface. Traffic controls will be in place to direct vehicles around the new asphalt. Drivers are asked to proceed carefully and look for signs to direct traffic.

The City thanks residents and motorists for their patience as we work to improve Redwood City’s roadways, and apologizes in advance for any inconvenience. Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s electronic newsletter or other City documents at www.redwoodcity.org/egov

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Contact:
Kevin Fehr
Project Engineer
650-780-5923

 

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